Built for the Common Core
ESSA Level 3: Qualifies for Title I and School Improvement Funding. Achieve Growth with i-Ready
i-Ready Instruction helps students achieve greater learning gains!

Students who used i-Ready Instruction during the 2016–2017 school year experienced greater learning gains than those who did not use the program according to new research based on data from over four million students who took the i-Ready Diagnostic. Students receiving recommended levels of i-Ready Instruction experienced 39% greater gains for English language arts (ELA) and 38% greater gains for mathematics.

This research meets the criteria for Level 3: Promising Evidence under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA requires that Title I schools use evidence-based activities, strategies, and interventions, and i-Ready is evidence based and proven to accelerate student learning. Find out more.

i-ready Student Growth Rates in ELA and Math
i-Ready—Built for the Common Core

i-Ready was built for the Common Core. It provides the data-driven insights that classroom teachers and school and district administrators need to determine exactly where to focus their instructional time to ensure all students are on track to meet these more rigorous expectations and to succeed on the accompanying assessments.

Student taking i-Ready Diagnostic test
Why i-Ready?
  • Assessment and instruction reflect the increased rigor of the Common Core

  • Detailed, easy-to-read reports help educators understand what each student “Can Do” and the “Next Steps” to inform instruction

  • Student and teacher-led instruction make connections among multiple standards within and across grade levels

  • Progress monitoring assessments and lesson quizzes give students multiple opportunities to demonstrate skill mastery

  • Mobile access provides targeted skill development in the areas of reading and mathematics
i-Ready Diagnostic Level 12 Reading item
  • The adaptive Diagnostic covers the main Common Core domains: Phonics, Phonological Awareness, High-Frequency Words, Vocabulary, Comprehension of Literature, and Comprehension of Informational Text

  • Diagnostic includes multimedia paired passages in which students are asked to synthesize ideas from multiple sources

  • Assessment and instruction are offered for both reading comprehension of informational and literary texts

  • Online lessons provide explicit instruction on key skills across all domains, including close reading of authentic text

  • Engaging, animated characters model close reading and finding evidence within text
i-Ready Diagnostic Level 7 Mathematics item
  • The adaptive Diagnostic covers the main Common Core domains: Number and Operations, Algebra and Algebraic Thinking, Measurement and Data, and Geometry

  • Diagnostic questions include new technology-enhanced items

  • Assessment and instruction emphasize conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency and reflect Common Core’s focus on rigor, relevance, and coherence

  • Tasks draw on multiple standards to ensure students are making important connections between math concepts

  • Content builds across grades and major topics are linked within grades